A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

Henry Ward Beecher -

My Book Collection

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Take a look at all the books that line up my book shelves. You'll better understand what genre of books I'm interested in.

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Book Shelf

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It's a simple design but am very proud of how it looks. This occupies the pride of place in my room. Take a look.

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Latest Blog

DTNext’s Coverage on First Book
DTNext’s Coverage on First Book

First Book, which actually is my fifth book, got covered by the DTNext Newspaper (part of the Dina Thanthi Group). The book was born out of my personal pain of authoring my first book. Hence, I took up a multi-year project to speak with global best-selling authors to get their advice for first-time authors. This book is a compilation of very useful and powerful advice….

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11 Jul 17

The Singapore Short Story Contest
The Singapore Short Story Contest

To my friends in Singapore who are passionate about writing, I would recommend you participate in this short story contest. I’ve interviewed many bestselling authors in my FirstBook Podcast and many have told me that it was the little things like participating in contests or essay competitions that gave them the belief and confidence to become an author. Go for it. There is prize money…

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06 Jul 17

Finally visited the Anna Centenary Library
Finally visited the Anna Centenary Library

I must’ve passed this library in Chennai atleast a thousand times, each time promising myself I should go and take a look. Well, I finally did it.  The tables next to the huge windows make for excellent resume spots. The greenery of Anna University next door makes the view awesome. The book shelves were very old school but does its job well. 

12 Jun 17

A Revamped Amazon Notes for Mobile. 
A Revamped Amazon Notes for Mobile. 

It was only a few weeks ago that I discovered that Amazon Kindle let’s us access highlights and notes on the Web. While I was ecstatic about this, I could not help but wonder how outdated the UI was. I mean, you can only access it via a desktop. In 2017 when over 80% of access is via mobiles? Seriously?  Well, Amazon was clearly thinking…

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07 Jun 17

During the Afternoon Program at the 366th Commencement, Mark Zuckerberg, Commencement Speaker, gives an address to the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association at the Tercentenary Theatre. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech to be Featured in CHARGE Book

I watched Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech at Harvard University today with keen interest. Mainly because I’m putting together a book titled, ‘CHARGE: 50 Inspiring Life Lessons from Commencement Speeches’. http://www.Kiruba.com/charge . It’s a book with brilliant nuggets of valuable advice gleaned from over half century of graduation speeches. This book has been 5 years in the making and scheduled for a November 2017 release.

26 May 17

#BookNotes from ‘Create Your Own Florida Food Forest’
#BookNotes from ‘Create Your Own Florida Food Forest’

Now, why would a guy in South India read a book titled, ‘Create Your Own Florida Food Forest’? For starters, the Florida climate is kind of tropical and similar to that of Tamilnadu. Alright, maybe the summers are a lot milder but it still is close enough. Second, I love to hear from a man who has already set up two full-fledged food forests. Experience…

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21 May 17